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Supreme Court affirms ousting of Anglen as candidate

A Cherokee Nation Supreme Court opinion issued March 14 affirmed the Election Commission’s earlier decision to prevent longtime Tribal Councilor Buel Anglen from running in the general election based on term limits. Anglen’s only Dist. 13 election opponent, Joe Deere, filed the original eligibility challenge. Erased from this year’s ballot by the EC in February, Anglen appealed to the Supreme Court.

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5/25/2019

article CHIEF BAKER: Remembering and appreciating our military veterans
(Oklahoma) -- During the month of May, designated as National Military Appreciation Month, we always take time to recognize the many Native military veterans who have...

5/24/2019

article Cherokee Nation high court hears Walkingstick appeal to rejoin chief’s race
(Oklahoma) -- Disqualified principal chief candidate David Walkingstick’s fate in the race now rests in the hands of Cherokee Nation Supreme Court justices who...
article Court delays Walkingstick decision
(Oklahoma) -- After a couple hours of hearing oral arguments Friday, May 24, on the disqualification of David Walkingstick from the chief's race, Cherokee Nation...
article BAKER: Remembering and appreciating our Cherokee military veterans
(Oklahoma) -- During the month of May, designated as National Military Appreciation Month, we always take time to recognize the many Native military veterans who have...

5/23/2019

article Cherokee sovereignty likely to be featured in arguments to Supreme Court about David Walkingstick's election disqualification
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee sovereignty appears poised to become a key issue in David Walkingstick’s appeal to be reinstated as a candidate for principal chief. The...
article Jodie Fishinghawk disqualified from Tribal Council race
(Oklahoma) -- Following a May 23 hearing that lasted more than five hours, during which about 90 minutes was spent in executive session, the Cherokee Nation Election...
article Cherokee Nation disburses $476,000 to northeast Oklahoma fire departments
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials disbursed nearly half a million dollars to 136 rural Oklahoma fire departments on May 13 during the tribe’s annual...

5/22/2019

article CN Tribal Council donates over $67,000 to law enforcement agencies
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation District 14 and 15 Tribal Councilors Keith Austin and Janees Taylor celebrated Law Enforcement Week on Thursday, hosting the third annual...
article Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Break Ground on New Medical School
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders from the Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences gathered in Tahlequah to break ground on the 84,000 square-foot...

5/21/2019

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council honors Cherokee citizen, internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Barbara McAlister
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal Councilors recognized Cherokee Nation citizen and internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Barbara McAlister during Monday night’s monthly...

5/20/2019

article CHAD SMITH: Second open letter to the Cherokee people
(Oklahoma) -- In response to my first Open Letter, someone questioned the basis of my statement that Baker and Hoskins are corrupting the nation with nepotism. I stated...

5/18/2019

article Think the current Cherokee chief race is a wild ride?
(Oklahoma) -- Races for principal chief of the Cherokee Nation are no strangers to volatile controversy or outright conflict. The campaigns and their supporters have...
article Removing obstacles: Cara Cowan Watts
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee citizens throughout much of Rogers County choose their tribal council representative for the next four years. Businesswoman, Ph.D., and former...
article Tribal Council honors Cherokee citizen, famed mezzo-soprano Barbara McAlister
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors recognized Cherokee citizen and internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Barbara McAlister during Monday night's...

5/17/2019

article David Walkingstick disqualified from Cherokee chief election
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Election Commission voted unanimously on Friday to disqualify principal chief candidate David Walkingstick from the June 1 election. The...
article Walkingstick disqualified from Cherokee Nation chief’s race
(Oklahoma) -- Election Commission officials disqualified principal chief hopeful David Walkingstick on May 17 following hours of testimony and deliberation focused on...

5/16/2019

article CHIEF BAKER: Helping Indian-owned businesses thrive in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Building the next generation of business entrepreneurs ensures new ideas make it to market, new jobs are created and local economies are boosted. Cherokee...
article New Cherokee Casino Tahlequah unveiled
(Oklahoma) -- Officials on Thursday celebrated the opening of Cherokee Casino Tahlequah. The 92,000-square-foot facility is nearly five times the size of the previous...
article Cherokee Nation celebrates grand opening at Cherokee Springs Plaza
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation Entertainment and the Tahlequah community celebrated the opening of the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah today. “We...
article Candidate Sues Cherokee Nation in Federal Court to Get on Tribal Ballot
(Washington D.C.) -- On May 14, Rhonda Brown Fleming sued the Cherokee Nation in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., over whether she should be allowed on the...
article Cherokee Nation honors Owasso veteran with prestigious Medal of Patriotism
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored three veterans with the Medal of Patriotism at its May Tribal Council meeting this week. John Carleton, 73, of Owasso, along...

5/14/2019

article Cherokee Nation Hosts Sequoyah Day on May 18
(Oklahoma) -- Enjoy a day of traditional Cherokee art, music and more, honoring legendary statesman and inventor of the Cherokee syllabary, Sequoyah.

5/13/2019

article New Cherokee Casino Tahlequah opens its doors
(Oklahoma) -- When the doors opened on the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah on April 30, it was the fruition of an idea seeded about 10 years ago. The first patrons entered...
article Tribal Council OKs CNHS application for grant funding
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council during its meeting Monday night gave the green light for Cherokee Nation Health Services to apply for grant funding. The...

5/11/2019

article Does Citizens United apply to Cherokee Nation election campaigns?
(Oklahoma) -- Update: A statement from David Walkingstick regarding the Election Commission's vote to schedule a hearing on his possible disqualification was not...
article CHIEF BAKER: Notes from the Chief
(Oklahoma) -- At Cherokee Nation, the largest tribal government in America, we recognize and respect women as life givers, culture bearers and the caretakers of our...

5/10/2019

article At-large voters sent notice regarding disqualified candidate
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Election Commission officials have mailed to at-large voters who requested absentee ballots for the June 1 general election a special...
article CNEC to decide fate of candidacy for Walkingstick
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Election Commission has set a hearing date to determine whether principal chief candidate David Walkingstick should remain on the June...

5/6/2019

article 2011 chief’s race tumultuous, 2015 election decided quickly
(Oklahoma) -- The 2011 principal chief’s race showed that every vote counts and having election checks in place is important. That year, the principal chief was...

5/3/2019

article Absentee voting remains unchanged for Cherokee Nation election
(Oklahoma) -- As the Cherokee Nation’s 2019 general election approaches, some tribal citizens are voicing concerns about absentee ballots. Under tribal law,...
article General election voting to be observed by ‘watchers’
(Oklahoma) -- With the Cherokee Nation’s general election looming, the competition to win votes can get contentious between campaigns. Voters have their favorite...

5/2/2019

article CN principal chief candidates debate area poultry issues
(Oklahoma) -- Two candidates competing to lead the Cherokee Nation as the tribe's next principal chief pledged to leverage what authority they might bring to the...
article Cherokee women discuss language preservation at NSU symposium
(Oklahoma) -- Through the centuries, the Cherokee Nation and its people have acknowledged and celebrated the indispensable role that women play in the preservation and...

5/1/2019

article CN Attorney General clears chief candidate of allegations
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree has looked into and debunked allegations made against Principal Chief Candidate Chuck Hoskin Jr., regarding...
article Endangered Beetle Cherokee Nation Created Conservation Area for Could be Downgraded to "Threatened"
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday after 30 years on the endangered species list, the American burying beetle can be downgraded to "...

4/30/2019

article CN treasurer steps down to be 'super mom'
(Oklahoma) -- After eight years as the Cherokee Nation Treasurer, Lacey Horn told the Tribal Council Educative Finance Committee last week that she will be stepping down...

4/29/2019

article Champions of Cherokee culture flourish back East
(North Carolina) -- Experts who specialize in Cherokee history, storytelling, dance and artistry are preserving their tribal ways in western North Carolina and Tennessee.

4/26/2019

article State gun regulation will not affect Cherokee Nation firearm laws
(Oklahoma) -- With the recent passage and signing of a bill by the Oklahoma Legislature and governor, state residents will have a wider berth when it comes to carrying...

4/25/2019

article CN chief candidate hit with ethics complaints
(Oklahoma) -- Three separate ethics complaints have been filed this month against Cherokee Nation principal chief candidate David Walkingstick, and all three have been...
article Deep in a cave, Cherokee texts still have much to teach
(Alabama) -- Working deep underground in a vast cavern system in modern-day Alabama, in the south-eastern United States, scientists have been translating messages...

4/24/2019

article Tufts to offer Native American and Indigenous Studies minor in fall 2019
(Massachusetts) -- Tufts faculty voted in favor of the creation of a Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) minor, to be offered next fall within the Consortium...
article The Treaty That Forced the Cherokee People from Their Homelands Goes on View
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday, April 12, 2019, representatives of the three federally recognized tribes of the Cherokee people—the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma,...
article Tribe’s last monolingual Cherokee speaker dies
(Oklahoma) -- Mack Vann, the last monolingual Cherokee speaker, died on April 22 in Tahlequah at age 88.

4/23/2019

article Chief candidates take part in Cherokee Phoenix debate
(Oklahoma) -- With the general election more than a month away, Tribal Councilors Dick Lay and David Walkingstick as well as former Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr....
article Poultry houses, health care top CN chief debate
(Oklahoma) -- Poultry houses and health care were among the topics discussed on Tuesday, April 16 during a debate to see who will be the next leader of the Cherokee...

4/21/2019

article Casino reps meet with county officials
(Arkansas) -- Casino companies have made their way not only to Russellville but to other communities in Pope County until the time they can file applications with the...

4/19/2019

article Cherokee Nation tribal councilor tossed from ballot
(Oklahoma) -- A Cherokee Nation at-large councilor has been disqualified from running for re-election June 1 after the tribe’s election commission deemed she had...

4/18/2019

article Cherokee council member representing Tulsa metro disqualified from seeking 2nd term
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Election Commission has disqualified a sitting Tribal Council member from seeking a second term. On Thursday morning, the Election...

4/17/2019

article Cherokee Nation fights opioid misuse through education, prevention programs
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health is making an impact on Cherokee families with programs that focus on education, prevention and medication-assisted...
article 2 female firefighters make history as volunteers on Cherokee Nation Fire Department
(Oklahoma) -- Two female firefighters are earning praise tonight as they help lead the Cherokee Nation Fire Department. It’s a dangerous job, especially with...

4/16/2019

article CHIEF BAKER: Native students have a right to wear eagle feathers in Oklahoma at graduation
(Oklahoma) -- High school graduation ceremonies across Oklahoma will soon take place. Graduation from high school is an especially significant occasion for Cherokee...
article Cherokee Nation chief candidates debate issues ranging from poultry houses to health care
(Oklahoma) -- Poultry houses and health care were among the topics discussed Tuesday night during a debate to see who will be the next leader of the Cherokee Nation. The...
article Faulty blood tests impact 300, CN health official says
(Oklahoma) -- Several hundred thyroid-related blood tests were rendered inaccurate by a third-party company, a Cherokee Nation health official said on April 15. Dr....
article Tribal Council OK's raises for some marshals
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on Monday approved a modification to its 2019 operating budget, which includes pay raises for about half of the Cherokee...

4/15/2019

article Tribal Council OK's raises for some marshals
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on Monday approved a modification to its 2019 operating budget, which includes pay raises for about half of the Cherokee...
article Lay campaign for Principal Chief emphasizes a brighter future
(Oklahoma) -- Dick Lay hopes to be a steadying influence during rocky but optimistic times for the Cherokee Nation. He is one of multiple candidates competing for the...

4/14/2019

article National Indian museum celebrates Cherokee tribes
(Washington) -- The National Museum of the American Indian celebrated Cherokee history during the sixth annual Cherokee Days festival over the weekend, featuring the...

4/13/2019

article CHIEF BAKER: Making great strides in economic growth, development and diversification
(Oklahoma) -- Our tribal government is the sole owner, or shareholder, of Cherokee Nation Businesses. CNB is not just the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, but for all...

4/11/2019

article Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation continues to grow our economy
(Oklahoma) -- Our tribal government is the sole owner, or shareholder, of Cherokee Nation Businesses. CNB is not just the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, but for all...
article Number of Cherokee language speakers declining
(Oklahoma) -- When Anna Sixkiller was growing up in the Leach community, everyone around her spoke Cherokee at home, at work, at church. “I thought everybody lived...

4/10/2019

article BLOG: Cherokee Wrote Backward Messages in Cave to Speak to the Spirit World
(Alabama) -- Nearly 200 years ago, Cherokee gathered inside a cave in Alabama and, using their newly minted alphabet, wrote ceremonial messages onto the walls and...
article Cave Markings Tell of Cherokee Life in the Years Before Indian Removal
(Alabama) -- On April 30, 1828, a Cherokee stickball team stepped into the underworld to ask for help. Carrying river-cane torches, the men walked into the mouth of...

4/9/2019

article Cherokee Nation helps break ground on hotel next to new gaming facility
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will soon be welcoming a hotel next to a forthcoming gaming facility in Oklahoma. A groundbreaking for the Tru by Hilton at Cherokee...
article Cherokee Nation citizen asks court to remove Scott from Dist. 12 race
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen Jimmy Williams is seeking the removal of Tribal Council candidate Don Scott from the general election based on bloodline. Williams...
article Cherokee Nation donates for state championship rings
(Oklahoma) -- District 13 Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilman Buel Anglen presented a check from the Cherokee Nation to Skiatook High School Head Wrestling Coach, Jake...

4/8/2019

article Tribe, city break ground on Tru by Hilton hotel
(Oklahoma) -- Tourists will have a new place to stay in Tahlequah soon, as Promise Hotels hosted a ground-breaking for its new Tru by Hilton at Cherokee Springs Plaza...
article Cherokee Nation helps girls, women with hygiene care kits
(Oklahoma) -- After learning about girls and women missing school and work because of their inability to access or afford necessary supplies during their menstrual...

4/7/2019

article Cherokee Nation 'extremely disappointed' with decision on state arts law
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is "extremely disappointed" with a federal judge's decision to strike down Oklahoma's American Indian Arts and Crafts...

4/5/2019

article Margaret Swimmer, former first lady of Cherokee Nation, passes on
(Oklahoma) -- Margaret Swimmer, a former first lady of the Cherokee Nation, passed away on April 1. She was 75. Swimmer's husband, Ross Swimmer, served as chief of...

4/2/2019

article Bill John Baker: Sister community program connects Cherokees across the country
(Oklahoma) -- Relationships make the world go round. And that’s exactly why Cherokee Nation’s Community and Cultural Outreach Department helped foster...

3/30/2019

article Letter to the Editor: Tribal car tags taking millions from public schools
(Oklahoma) -- In a recent article about the Cherokee Nation contributing $5.7 million to schools, Chief Bill John Baker informs the audience of the annual generosity of...

3/29/2019

article Tribal Council authorizes adding roads to TTP
(Oklahoma) -- When they convened on March 11, Cherokee Nation legislators approved a resolution regarding the tribe’s “transportation facilities inventory....
article Cherokee biopic short film 'Nanyehi' to be inducted into Oklahoma Movie Hall of Fame
(Oklahoma) -- The award-winning short film “Nanyehi” is being recognized by the Oklahoma Movie Hall of Fame for sharing the compelling story of legendary...
article “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” debuts newest season
(Oklahoma) -- Season five of “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” debuts April 7, bringing even more documentary-style profiles on the people, places,...

3/28/2019

article CHIEF BAKER: Cherokee graduates can share tribal pride through new stole program
(Oklahoma) -- A new program will allow Cherokee Nation citizens graduating from college the opportunity to show their tribal pride. The Cherokee Nation Stole Program,...

3/25/2019

article Macon residents file suit over ownership of Cherokee archaeological site
(North Carolina) -- Five Macon County residents file a lawsuit against Franklin's town council over a Cherokee archaeological site listed in the N.S. National...

3/24/2019

article Cherokee history surprises community leaders
(Georgia) -- Chieftains Museum Director Heather Shores offered Rome civic leaders insights into native American history that many members of the Rome Exchange Club...

3/23/2019

article 'Never, ever going to forget': 180 years since the end of the Cherokee Trail of Tears
(Oklahoma) -- thnic cleansing. Genocide. Those are powerful words that many Americans might associate with other, far-off lands and times: Armenia. Bosnia. Rwanda. Nazi...
article CHIEF BAKER: 180th anniversary is time to reflect and look forward
(Oklahoma) -- On March 24, we commemorate the 180th anniversary of the end of the infamous Trail of Tears with a National Day of Remembrance. On this day in 1839, the...

3/22/2019

article Final Cherokee Nation candidates list confirmed
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation election officials adopted a general election candidates roster in March, minus two candidates who withdrew and another two who failed to...

3/20/2019

article Cherokee Days returns to the Smithsonian
(Washington D.C.) -- For the sixth consecutive year, Cherokee Days is returning to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The...

3/18/2019

article Cherokee Nation keeping track of ‘Northern Cherokees’
(Oklahoma) -- During the previous several decades, it seems an ethnic fashion has taken root with millions across the U.S. It isn’t a type of traditional music or...
article Five veterans honored by Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored five military veterans with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the March Tribal Council meeting. Jerrald Richerson,...
press release National Museum Of American Indian Celebrates Cherokee Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Museum of the American Indian celebrates Cherokee history during the sixth annual Cherokee Days festival April 12–14, featuring...

3/14/2019

article Supreme Court affirms ousting of Anglen as candidate
(Oklahoma) -- A Cherokee Nation Supreme Court opinion issued March 14 affirmed the Election Commission’s earlier decision to prevent longtime Tribal Councilor Buel...
article Cherokee Nation launches SoonerCare enrollment tablet giveaway
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation continues its effort to enroll Cherokee children for SoonerCare during a March 20 event at Cooweescoowee Health Center. As part of the...

3/13/2019

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council recognizes ‘Removal’ ride volunteer
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal Councilors on March 11 recognized with a resolution a volunteer who supports the Cherokee Nation’s annual “Remember the Removal”...

3/12/2019

article CN leaders say Stilwell mortality figures flawed
(Oklahoma) -- Stilwell in Adair County made national headlines in 2018 for having the lowest life expectancy in America, but Cherokee Nation leaders question the...
article Supreme Court OKs 3 candidates, tosses Brown-Fleming
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court on March 12 affirmed that a principal chief candidate was ineligible to run, but three other hopefuls made the cut....

3/11/2019

article Camp Cherokee applications set to open on Friday
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will begin taking applications for the 2019 Camp Cherokee on Friday, March 15. Camp Cherokee offers day camps for elementary students...

3/10/2019

article Klein: Cherokee moccassin-making classes are 'great way to pass on knowledge' of culture
(Oklahoma) -- Danielle Culp first made moccasins so that she could enter the Junior Miss Cherokee pageant. She added to her basic knowledge through a Native American...
article The Sacrifice of Tsali, The Cherokee Folk Hero Who Gave His Life For His People
(North Carolina) -- Tsali was a Cherokee folk hero who sacrificed his life for his people. They were in hiding from the US government who had ordered the removal of the...

3/8/2019

article Cherokee Nation 2019 Camp Cherokee Applications Available March 15
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will begin taking applications for the 2019 Camp Cherokee on Friday, March 15. Camp Cherokee offers day camps for elementary students...

3/5/2019

article Cherokee Nation’s burial aid for needy families
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Human Services Burial Assistance Program continues to help families with funeral expenses. For approximately 20 years, the...
article Cherokee Nation’s burial aid for needy families
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Human Services Burial Assistance Program continues to help families with funeral expenses. For approximately 20 years, the...

3/2/2019

article Cherokee Nation contributes $5.7 million to 108 school districts
(Oklahoma) -- In one day, one of Oklahoma’s largest tribes kicked in $5.7 million to more than a hundred school districts to aid the education of the state’s...
article OUR VIEW: Hats off to Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- At at time when Oklahoma schools and teachers are hurting for funding, the Cherokee Nation provided a $5.7 million boost to 108 school districts.

3/1/2019

article Cherokee Nation contributes record $5.7M to 108 school districts
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation contributed more than $5.7 million to 108 school districts during the tribe’s annual Public School Appreciation Day Friday....
article Nissan electric vehicle rebate available to Cherokee Nation citizens, employees
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation and Nissan USA representatives announced a limited time rebate for Cherokee Nation citizens and employees purchasing a Nissan LEAF. The...

2/23/2019

article Walkingstick and Frailey promise reform for Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal Councilor David Walkingstick and Mayes County Commissioner and former Tribal Council Speaker Meredith Frailey announced their campaigns for...

2/22/2019

article CN Election Commission rules on candidates' eligibility
(Oklahoma) -- During a special hearing Thursday, the Cherokee Nation Election Commission decided the eligibility of five individuals who filed for the 2019 Cherokee...
article 'Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People" to be at film festivals nationwide
(Oklahoma) -- The producers of Cherokee Nation's Emmy award-winning documentary series, "Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People," have been selected to...

2/21/2019

article STUDY: Students learning Cherokee writing develop ‘idiosyncratic’ style
(Kansas) -- Cherokee is spoken as a first language by fewer than 5,000 people, yet in recent years it has experienced a remarkable revival as a second language. But what...

2/20/2019

article Gov. Kevin Stitt declares Wednesday 'Cherokee Nation Day'
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation leaders on Wednesday were at the Capitol to showcase the tribe’s services and to meet with lawmakers. Tribal employees advocated for...
article Potential CN candidates face eligibility challenges
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation general election is slated for June 1, and the Cherokee Nation Election Commission received candidacy filings from 36 individuals.

2/19/2019

article Bill John Baker: It's time for Oklahoma to celebrate Native American Day
(Oklahoma) -- Because Oklahoma’s rich identity is so closely tied to its Native heritage, it’s only natural that we should take an appropriate and lasting...
article Cherokee Nation Legislative Day at State Capitol Wednesday
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation leaders take to the state Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 20, to showcase the tribe’s services and make introductions to the legislature, in...
article Cherokee Nation Receives $281,000 Grant to Add Five New Transit Vans
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is receiving a $281,250 grant from the Federal Transit Administration for five new transit vehicles that will replace older vans and...
article Tribal Council confirms appointments to tribal boards, commissions
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors confirmed the reappointment of four individuals and appointment of one individual to various board and commissions during...
article 'Land Grab' lecture / Inskeep: Ross, Cherokees added to democracy
(Oklahoma) -- In the capital of Cherokee Nation Monday, a large group of locals gathered in the Northeastern State University Webb Auditorium to listen to guest speaker...
article Tribal Council confirms appointments to tribal boards, commissions
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors confirmed the reappointment of four individuals and appointment of one individual to various board and commissions during...
article “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” Showcasing Special Features at Major Film Festivals Nationwide
(Colorado) -- The producers of Cherokee Nation’s Emmy award-winning documentary series, “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” have been selected to...

2/18/2019

article Cherokee Nation receives $281,000 grant to add five new transit vans
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is receiving a $281,250 grant from the Federal Transit Administration for five new transit vehicles that will replace older vans and...
article Cherokee Nation reps distribute Valentines for Vets in Claremore
(Oklahoma) -- A Valentine’s Day celebration was held Feb. 14 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center when Cherokee Nation representatives handed out Valentines for...

2/16/2019

article CHIEF BAKER: Adopting “Oklahoma Native American Day” is right for our state
(Oklahoma) -- Because Oklahoma’s rich identity is so closely tied to its Native heritage, it’s only natural that we should take an appropriate and lasting...
article Jordan launches re-election bid for CN District 1 tribal councilor
(Oklahoma) -- Rex Jordan, a lifetime resident of Cherokee County, has announced his candidacy for re-election to the position of Cherokee Nation Tribal Council District...
article Cherokee Nation citizen/Native American history scholar joins history department
(Pennsylvania) -- Adding to a growing cohort of scholars who focus on indigenous studies, the Department of History in the College of the Liberal Arts recently welcomed...
article Klein: Wild Onion Dinner helps Indian Women's Pocahontas Club preserve, celebrate Cherokee culture
(Oklahoma) -- Ollie Starr can't recall her first taste of wild onions or drink of sassafras tea. “We grew up gathering, preparing and eating those foods,...

2/13/2019

article Cherokee Nation seeking nominations for National Treasure distinction
(Oklahoma) -- In preparation for the 67th annual Cherokee National Holiday, the tribe is seeking nominations for its esteemed National Treasure distinction. The deadline...

2/12/2019

article Former CN Tribal Council speaker to run for deputy chief
(Oklahoma) -- Former Tribal Council Speaker Meredith Frailey filed her candidacy for deputy principal chief of the Cherokee Nation at the Cherokee Nation Election...
article CN citizen’s debut picture book receives prestigious Robert F. Sibert Honor
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen Traci Sorell’s debut picture book, “We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga,” has received the Robert F. Sibert...

2/11/2019

article CHIEF BAKER: New Cherokee Nation film office will promote region
(Oklahoma) -- Telling the Cherokee story – our history, our heritage – is a skill that our people have passed down from one generation to the next....
article Cherokee Nation Foundation offers free one-day ACT prep class for Native American students
(Oklahoma) -- Native American students in grades 10 through 12 may register for a free, one-day ACT prep course offered by the Cherokee Nation Foundation. The course...

2/10/2019

article Hoskin, Warner to run for CN principal chief
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Councilor Bryan Warner recently announced their candidacies for principal chief and deputy...

2/9/2019

article Four running for Cherokee chief; 36 file for office
(Oklahoma) -- With the filing period for the Cherokee Nation general election over, the CN Election Commission received filings from 36 total candidates vying for...
article Cherokee Nation Marshal Service donates computers
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service recently surprised five high school students with desktop computers to use for both high school and college studies.
article Cherokee family's legacy in Arkansas focus of February events
(Arkansas) -- Playwright and lawyer Mary Kathryn Nagle and her influential Cherokee family’s legacy will be featured in a series of theatre, art and history-themed...
article Chief Brown: New Cherokee Nation Film Office will promote region
(Oklahoma) -- Telling the Cherokee story – our history, our heritage – is a skill that our people have passed down from one generation to the next....

2/7/2019

article CNF provides scholarships for Cherokee students
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving the Cherokee Nation by providing Cherokee students educational opportunities so they can...

2/5/2019

article Cherokee Nation makes 1 purchase of land in 2018
(Oklahoma) -- In a typical year, the Cherokee Nation is often busy with land acquisitions, frequently for use as business and housing assets, but the tribe made only one...

2/3/2019

article Cherokee Nation Providing Grants to Support Education Tours in Spring
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is now accepting grant applications for its spring education tours. The sponsored tours provide an exclusive look at Cherokee Nation’...
article Opinion / Cherokee Language Board Will Play Vital Role in Revitalization Efforts
(Oklahoma) -- Part of my sworn oath as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation is to preserve, promote and advance the language and culture of the Cherokee Nation.

2/2/2019

article Walkingstick announces bid for chief of Cherokees
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Tribal Councilor David Walkingstick announced his candidacy for principal chief at a campaign kickoff dinner Tuesday in Tahlequah.

1/24/2019

article Cherokee Nation to disperse rare heirloom seeds Feb. 1
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will begin dispersing its limited supply of heirloom seeds Feb. 1 to tribal citizens who are interested in growing traditional Cherokee...
article Cherokee Nation creates its own film office to promote filmmakers, locations and tribal stories
(Oklahoma) -- The new Cherokee Nation Film Office is the tribe’s latest project to promote its interests in northeast Oklahoma, as well as the tribe’s...

1/23/2019

article Cherokee Nation donates $12,500 total to two Adair County nonprofits
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation donated a total of $12,500 to two local Adair County nonprofit organizations on Jan. 18. Tribal Councilor Canaan Duncan, former Tribal...

1/16/2019

article Cherokee Nation Businesses leader gives Arkansas casino update
(Arkansas) -- Upon request, Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Shawn Slaton delivered an update on Jan. 14 to the Tribal Council regarding Pope County, Arkansas, where a...
article Cherokee Nation honors 13 military veterans in January
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored 13 military veterans with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the January Tribal Council meeting Monday. The veterans...
article Study finds students learning Cherokee writing developed previously unknown, 'idiosyncratic' style
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee is spoken as a first language by fewer than 5,000 people, yet in recent years it has experienced a remarkable revival as a second language. But...

1/15/2019

article Study finds students learning Cherokee writing developed previously unknown, 'idiosyncratic' style
(Kansas) -- Cherokee is spoken as a first language by fewer than 5,000 people, yet in recent years it has experienced a remarkable revival as a second language. But what...

1/14/2019

article CN Tribal Council OK's family aid program
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved a resolution Jan. 14 authorizing Career Services to develop and submit a Tribal Temporary Assistance to Needy...

1/9/2019

article Cherokee Nation applauds passage of JOM reform bill
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is applauding the recent signing of the Johnson-O’Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act by President...

1/8/2019

article Wager on craps, roulette paying off for Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Craps and roulette at Cherokee Nation casinos have proven “extremely popular” in the short time they’ve been offered, according to gaming...
article Duncan wins Cherokee Nation special election
(Oklahoma) -- Canaan Duncan won the District 7 Tribal Council special election after receiving nearly 66 percent of the vote Saturday. The unofficial results showed...

1/7/2019

article BAKER: Five Civilized Tribes welcome repeal of termination-era law
(Washington D.C.) -- A new federal law signed by the President is a remedy for a huge injustice that has led to a devastating loss of land over the last seven decades...

1/5/2019

article CHIEF BAKER: Stigler Act amendment signed by President; a huge victory for Cherokee families
(Oklahoma) -- A new federal law signed by the President is a remedy for a huge injustice that has led to a devastating loss of land over the last seven decades for the...

1/4/2019

article Cherokees commend passage of Stigler Act Amendments
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is one of five tribes in Oklahoma praising the efforts of Congress and President Donald Trump for passage of a bill that would end a...

1/3/2019

article Stigler Act Amendments signed into law, Cherokee Nation celebrates
(Oklahoma) -- President Donald Trump signed the Stigler Act Amendments of 2018 into law earlier in the week causing the Cherokee Nation to celebrate. The new law allows...

1/2/2019

article Garrett reappointed to Cherokee Nation Supreme Court
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council unanimously confirmed the reappointment of Chief Justice John C. Garrett to the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court. Garrett...

12/31/2018

article CN Tribal Council District 7 elections on tap this week
(Oklahoma) -- From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 2-4, the Cherokee Nation Election Commission, 17763 S. Muskogee in Tahlequah, will be open for early walk-in voting for the...
article Holiday spotlight shines on Cherokee Nation veterans
(Oklahoma) -- Veterans took center stage Dec. 21, 2018, during a Christmas celebration in their honor. Nearly 50 veterans, their families and also widows of veterans,...

12/28/2018

article Council commends AG on eagle feather issue
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors passed a resolution during their December meeting commending Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter for successfully...

12/19/2018

article Cherokee leaders talk Arkansas casino
(Arkansas) -- The lone Arkansas county “in play” for a casino is resistant, but could eventually become an opportunity for the Cherokee Nation, leaders say....

12/18/2018

article Tribal Council confirms reappointment of Chief Justice John C. Garrett
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council unanimously confirmed the reappointment of Chief Justice John C. Garrett to the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court on Monday...

12/14/2018

article Community organizations receive Cherokee Nation funding
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach awarded more than $274,000 in grant funding to Cherokee community organizations throughout the tribe...
article Grim steps down as CN Health Services head; Jones named acting deputy director
(Oklahoma) -- Dr. Charles Grim stepped down Thursday as executive director of Cherokee Nation Health Services, and R. Stephen Jones has been named acting deputy director...

12/11/2018

article Cherokee Nation forms new tribal conservation district
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the creation of a new conservation district that will help the Cherokee Nation manage...
article Housing Authority accepting applications
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation's Housing Authority will accept College Housing Assistance Program applications Jan. 2-18 for the 2019 spring semester.

12/9/2018

article Cherokee Nation, USDA form conservation partnership
(Oklahoma) -- A new conservation district that will help the Cherokee Nation manage natural resources, secure assistance for conservation projects and encourage...

12/6/2018

article Display touts memories of first Cherokee Christmas
(Oklahoma) -- Originally built in 1844, the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum is Oklahoma's oldest building and frequently features exhibits on how Cherokee...
article An influential young Native American
(Oklahoma) -- Chiminising Band member Amikogaabawiikwe Adrienne Benjamin didn’t always recognize her own potential. When Adrienne was 25, she was part of a staff...

12/5/2018

article Cherokee Nation hosts Christmas on the Square Friday
(Oklahoma) -- Welcome the holiday season with the Cherokee Nation at the annual “Christmas on the Square” event Friday, Dec. 7. “It will be another...

12/4/2018

article Cherokee Nation supports Chelsea FFA toy drive
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor Keith Austin gave $1,500 to the Chelsea High School FFA to help with the group’s annual toy drive. Austin presented...
article In a tribal first for Oklahoma, Cherokees seek direct federal assistance following tornadoes
(Oklahoma) -- In what is believed to be a first for an Indian tribe in Oklahoma, Cherokee Principal Chief Bill John Baker declared a state of emergency seeking direct...

12/3/2018

article Principal Chief Baker declares State of Emergency following tornadoes
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Bill John Baker declared a State of Emergency in the Cherokee Nation on Monday after tornadoes damaged homes and property in five Northeast...

12/1/2018

article CHIEF BAKER: Cherokee Nation Angel Project: A brighter holiday for children in need
(Oklahoma) -- All children deserve the joy of a bountiful Christmas morning and the experience of tearing open a gift especially selected and wrapped for them. As a...

11/30/2018

article Tribe awards $274K to organizations
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach awarded more than $274,000 in grant funding to Cherokee community organizations throughout the tribe'...
article Cherokee Nation launches Cherokee 101 pilot program for educators
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation launched its Cherokee 101 pilot program Thursday that is designed to give educators a crash course in Cherokee history and language in...
article CN's Hoskin to give keynote at Oklahoma Council for Indian Education conference
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the Oklahoma Council for Indian Education's 39th Annual Conference...

11/28/2018

article Cherokee Nation EMS Collecting Donations for Cherokee Nation Angel Project
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation EMS is collecting donations for this year’s Cherokee Nation Angel Project, which provides gifts for Cherokee children who live within...

11/26/2018

article Cherokees install solar panels to help citizens with utility bills
(Oklahoma) -- A Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation pilot program is using solar energy panels on several Cherokee Nation citizens’ homes to save on their...

11/24/2018

article Cherokee Nation honors veterans
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored three military veterans with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the November Tribal Council meeting.

11/23/2018

article Cherokee Nation citizens trying solar panels to lower utility costs
(Oklahoma) -- A Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation pilot program is using solar energy panels on several tribal citizens' homes to save on their monthly...
article Cherokee Nation kicks off 2018 Angel Project
(Oklahoma) -- Nearly 2,000 angels are ready to be adopted as part of the 2018 Cherokee Nation Angel Project, which kicked off Tuesday. Each year, the project provides...

11/21/2018

article Historic court session held in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- A man claiming the courts misled him when accepting his guilty plea. A woman with a disability contending termination from her job amounted to...

11/20/2018

article Proctor seeks District 3 CN Council seat
(Oklahoma) -- Debra Proctor has announced her candidacy for Cherokee Nation Tribal Council District 3. Proctor was born into a family of dedicated public servants. Her...

11/16/2018

article Survey designed to ID Cherokee speakers
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed a budget modification, funding a survey that will identify the current number of fluent Cherokee speakers living in...

11/14/2018

article Cherokees 'rock mocs' during Heritage Month
(Oklahoma) -- Today's popular footwear includes sneakers, boots, high heels, flip-flops and other shoes, but for years, Native Americans' shoes of choice were...
article Style show features Cherokee on-contact dress
(Oklahoma) -- Samantha Good Eagle wore a jingle dress, which is heavy because of the metal jingles. She also had buckskin leggings on. Bird shared that as told to her by...
article Tribal Council funds identification survey of fluent Cherokee speakers
(Oklahoma) -- With nearly 2,000 fluent speakers already identified, the Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach department will use the $50,467 to host local...
article “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” to debut short documentary
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation’s Emmy award-winning documentary series, “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” has been named a finalist in the Short...

11/12/2018

article Cherokee CRC earns BIA contract
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee CRC, a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses, is one of seven companies chosen to support a five-year contract with the U.S. Department of...
press release Cherokee Nation celebrates Native-Owned businesses
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses during the tribe’s 11th annual TERO Certified Indian Owned Business Awards Banquet...

11/11/2018

article Cherokee holds Veteran’s Day Ceremony
(Oklahoma) -- America’s past and present servicemen and servicewomen were honored during a Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds...

11/10/2018

article CN pays homage to veterans
(Oklahoma) -- Despite the cold weather, a large crowd of former military personnel gathered at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center Friday, as the tribe hosted its annual...
article Cherokee Nation disputes disruption of sensitive sites at new casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is disputing claims that construction of a new casino has disturbed sensitive sites in northeastern Oklahoma. There is no evidence of...
article Survey: No cultural relics at casino construction site
(Oklahoma) -- Since the Cherokee Nation began construction on its new casino in March at the Cherokee Springs Plaza, local residents have expressed concern that the...
article FAA recognizes Cherokee Nation 3S employee
(Oklahoma) -- The Federal Aviation Administration recently recognized CN3S’ Aaron Fletcher for his role in supporting the agency’s new weather observation...

11/9/2018

article Tribe honors top Indian-owned businesses of 2018
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses during the tribe's 11th Annual TERO Certified Indian Owned Business Awards Banquet...

11/8/2018

article Cherokee Nation disputes disruption of sensitive sites at new casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is disputing claims that construction of a new casino has disturbed sensitive sites in northeastern Oklahoma.

11/7/2018

article Survey: No cultural relics at casino construction site
(Oklahoma) -- Since the Cherokee Nation began construction on its new casino in March at the Cherokee Springs Plaza, local residents have expressed concern that the...

11/6/2018

article Broken Arrow's Contech paves way to Cherokee Nation construction award
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American-owned business that did extensive work on the Gathering Place has been honored by the Cherokee Nation as Construction Company of the Year.
article CN to host veterans appreciation event Friday
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the CN Veterans Center. The Veterans Appreciation Day event starts at 9 a.m. and...

11/5/2018

article Tribes have different citizenship thresholds
(Oklahoma) -- Although the Cherokee Nation is the largest Native American tribe in the U.S., it is not the only Cherokee tribe here. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians...
press release Cherokee Nation Entertainment Selects VizExplorer for Oklahoma Casinos
(California) -- VizExplorer, a leading provider of operational intelligence solutions, today announced that it has signed a new agreement with Cherokee Nation...

11/3/2018

article CHIEF BAKER: OSU and Cherokee Nation create medical school partnership
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma State University and the Cherokee Nation are changing the way America trains doctors. Close to patients, close to family, close to community and...

11/2/2018

article Cherokee Nation honors top Indian-owned businesses of 2018
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses during the tribe’s 11th Annual TERO Certified Indian Owned Business Awards Banquet...

11/1/2018

article Supreme Court: Baker, Crittenden can’t run in 2019
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Oct. 30 that Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden are...

10/30/2018

article CN publishes its own history book
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has published a new book titled “Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self Determination and Identity” to allow readers...
article Cherokee Nation to determine immersion school’s charter status
(Oklahoma) -- On Sept. 21, the Cherokee Immersion Charter School board voted to discontinue the school’s charter agreement with Oklahoma. However, Cherokee Nation...

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